Nuclear Energy

‘Disaster Capitalism at its Worst’: Nuclear Industry Lobbies Scramble for Bailout during COVID-19 Crisis

‘Disaster Capitalism at its Worst’: Nuclear Industry Lobbies Scramble for Bailout during COVID-19 Crisis

Friends of the Earth on Monday accused the nuclear power industry of exhibiting “disaster capitalism at its worst” after a lobbying group representing it reportedly asked the Trump administration for a 30% percent tax credit amid the coronavirus pandemic and pressed congressional lawmakers to include handouts in stimulus legislation making its way through the House and Senate.

Namaste Nukes? Trump’s Toxic Sales Pitch for the Stalled Westinghouse Nuclear Project in India

Namaste Nukes? Trump’s Toxic Sales Pitch for the Stalled Westinghouse Nuclear Project in India

Kumar Sundaram | Despite the hype that Trump’s recent visit generated – of an upgrade of US-India relations to a ‘Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership’ and so on – there is very little that India stands to gain. In the absence of any new meaningful and people-centric cooperation on trade, environment, education or technology, this nuclear tango will only remain a farcical buildup at the cost of the safety and livelihoods of Indian citizens.

Nuclear Energy’s Steady Decline through 2019 and the Looming Crisis

Nuclear Energy’s Steady Decline through 2019 and the Looming Crisis

Industry and Lobbies, Nuclear Energy February 11, 2020 at 11:26 pm 0 comments

Jim Green Nuclear power went backwards last year with the permanent shutdown of nine power reactors and the startup (grid connection) of six. Startups were concentrated in Russia (three) and China (two), with one in South Korea. The shutdowns were spread across eight countries.

New ‘Advanced’ Nuclear Technologies?: Nothing but a Dystopian Facelift

New ‘Advanced’ Nuclear Technologies?: Nothing but a Dystopian Facelift

Featured, Industry and Lobbies September 13, 2019 at 10:25 pm 0 comments

Jim Green | The ‘advanced’ nuclear power sector is dystopian because of its connections to fossil fuel mining and nuclear weapons proliferation.